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Could it be? End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Setup for this snippet: Cecilia finds a stranger in the house who looks a lot like her father. Only he's been dead for twenty-three years...

Now for the snippet...

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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He took a step toward her again, but her words made him pause. "You tripped the silent alarm when you broke in here and the police are already on their way," she threatened even though it was a complete and utter lie.

"I know this has gotta be freakin' you out," he said with his palms up as if he were surrendering to her.

"Breaking into someone's house will do that to a person."

"CeeCee, think about this for a moment. I didn't break in."

She narrowed her eyes and her heart began to race all over again.

"You know who I am," he continued.

She shook her head even though she knew what his next words were going to be.

"I'm your father."

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 Well that would be a shock. However, will she believe his claim?

Blurb:

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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I was interviewed at NO WASTED INK! #books #time travel #authorinterview

I was interviewed by Wendy Van Camp. I would love if you have the time to stop by her lovely blog, No Wasted Ink, and say hi. http://nowastedink.com/2017/06/14/author-interview-karen-michelle-nutt/

We chatted about my new released TWO WORLD COLLIDED with a sneak peek of how I came up with the 90s Time Travel Tale.

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A Lars Lookalike or not? End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Setup for this snippet: Cecilia was about to go home for the night but finds a shadowy figure waiting for her in the music room. She's ready to run from the intruder, but then the man says: "CeeCee, it's me." Her eyes narrow as she stares at the man who has taken a step closer.

Now for the snippet...

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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Tall, lean, blond and looking so much like the photos she'd seen of her father, he could step in and be Lars Gunner. Only her father – if he were still alive – would be in his forties and wouldn't look like this man who couldn't be much older than she.

"Holy mother of – she can't see me," the Lars lookalike exclaimed in apparent frustration as he ran his fingers through his long strands, making the hair fall like waves of golden silk around his face the second he released their hold.

"I can see you," she told him but as her fear quickly evaporated and anger took hold she fired off questions one after the other without taking a breath. "How in the hell did you get in here, what do you want, and how do you know my father called me CeeCee?" Then she remembered the film and the segment she watched earlier. Dear Lord, had this guy been in the house this whole time?

"I've waited so long," he said with such enthusiasm she thought he might clap his hands together in delight. "You can really see me?" he then asked as if he couldn't believe it.

What was wrong with this guy – despite the obvious that he was a criminal who'd broken into her mother's house and was impersonating her father?

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Editors-I have a question: Should I separate Cecilia's questions to Lars with a question mark for each of those questions or is it okay to separate them with a comma like I did above because she's firing them off all in one breath? Love to hear your feedback.

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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I’m baaack!… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Setup for this snippet: Cecilia has dismissed the voice she heard, believing she dreamed that someone had spoke to her. She enters the study...

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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No more reading for her tonight. She'd put the journal in a safe place for later, and then check on her mother one more time before she headed home.

She strode over to the coffee table and leaned down to retrieve the journal, but as she straightened she caught a movement near the closet door. Her eyes widen in fear at the sight of a shadowy figure standing there. Tall, dark and foreboding and thoughts of feeling safe evaporated like a summer mist and her inner voice told her to run. However, her feet hadn't picked up on the warning in the way she'd hoped. Instead, she scrambled back and hit the edge of the coffee table and she gasped at the sudden sharp pain to her calf.

"Don't be afraid," the shadowy man told her, which he had to be friggin' crazy to think she wouldn't be, but the scream tickling her throat lodged there and her voice came out in a squeak and with nothing coherent to be named. Her heartbeat pounded in her ear and she almost missed the man's next words...almost.

"CeeCee, it's me."

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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Paranormal Addicts Only #99¢books #paranormal

Paranormal Romance Addicts:

Just helping your addiction. All books are priced at 99¢! These are full-length novels for your reading pleasure!

Love Myths and hunky Scotsman, spend some time at Loch Ness where a well-known legend is all too real.


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MAGIC OF THE LOCH
Michaela Grant travels to Scotland for a holiday, knowing this vacation is her last. A medical condition threatens her life and any chance of a future—until she meets Alan MacLachlin, a man forced to exist between two worlds.

Alan is the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Once every fifty years he returns to human form in search of his soul mate, the one woman who can break his curse. He believes he has found forever with Michaela, but to claim it he must figure out how to save her life.

Michaela and Alan vow to take what time has to offer, but another threat looms. A sinister shape shifter with a vendetta against Alan is making Loch Ness his personal hunting ground. Now he's threatening Michaela. Alan must discover who the shifter is and stop him before it's too late.

E-book Available at: The Wild Rose Press / Kindle  / NOOK /iTunes
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Time travel back to 1997 rock and roll scene and jam with the ever popular Civilized Heathens!
This is a romance that will rock your world!

Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

About Two Worlds Collided:

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

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If you like dark paranormal romances with a bite, hang out with Boston's otherworldly detectives as they hunt down a soul-sucking fiend. Sometimes raising the dead is the only way to solve a crime.

Soul Taker (Urban Fantasy)

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About the Soul Taker:
No soul is safe…

A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

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False Security… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Setup for this snippet: Cecilia heard a man's voice as she was reading her late father's journal. Only she was alone in the room and she's trying to convince herself she must have fallen asleep and dreamt she heard a voice.

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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In her dream – because what else could it have been? She heard her father's voice.

She cleaned the mug, dried it and returned it to the cupboard before she turned the lights off once more and entered the hallway to the study. She paused outside the door and stared into the living room, shadowed but not completely dark since the patio lights were on and their brilliance shaded the room in soft grays. A comfy sofa faced the large windows and the French doors. During the summer months, they used to leave those doors open and the ocean breeze would tease the senses as it filtered in and cooled the house. This part of the beach remained virtually private and very few people ever wandered down this far. The outside lights illuminated the lounge chairs and glass tables that decorated the patio, but she couldn't see beyond that point where the sand and ocean met, but she could hear the seashell chimes hanging off the wood frame and it performed softly in tune with the wind and surf. The starfish clock hanging on the wall near the doors ticked with precision as if it also wanted to join in on the melody being played.

Her lips curved as she recalled the familiar sounds from her youth and she suddenly felt calmer...safer.

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Will Cecilia's sense of safety be shattered?  Love to hear your feedback.

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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Surely, it was a dream… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia was reading her late father's journal. She was alone or so she believed until she hear a voice.

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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"I'm losing it," she finally murmured once her heart had settled down to a normal rate. She rubbed her eyes then glanced at her watch and realized it was after three in the morning. No wonder she was hearing voices; she must have drifted off to sleep without realizing she had. She tossed the journal on the coffee table and stared at it as she listened to the sounds of the house. Nothing out of the normal stood out, but she was seated in a semi-soundproof room, even if the door stood wide open, it was sure to keep noises at a minimum.

She reached for her empty cup sitting beside the journal and headed for the door. The hallway appeared like a dark tunnel with no end in sight and she fumbled for the light switch on the wall. Upon finding it, her fingers flipped the small knob and light flooded the passageway, making it less foreboding, but her nerves remained on edge. When she reached the kitchen, she treated its dark void in the same manner, peeking around the corner into the room and feeling like a fool for doing so, but hey, better safe than sorry. She had distinctly heard a man's voice and even if it had been a dream or in her head, she remained a little spooked.

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I would be a little spooked too. lol  Love to hear your feedback.

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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Voices in My Head… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia returns to the study after making a cup of tea to read her father's journal and finds the book open to a page where her father had written an eerie message. She's spooked at first since she doesn't remember leaving the journal open, but the only other person in the house is her mother and her mother is asleep upstairs. She finally brushes the unease aside and sits down to read the journal from the beginning.

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Twenty minutes later she happened upon an entry that made her blush, an entry about her mother, private thoughts that were never meant for her to read. The tabloids had it right; Lars at one time did have the extreme hots for Phoebe Keddie. Too bad their personalities clashed. As much as their love affair proved a favorite pastime for the fans, their fights in public were legendary and sold more newspaper and magazine copies. If two people shouldn't have hooked up, it was these two, but then she wouldn't be sitting here contemplating the lists of reasons why her parents shouldn't have married.

"Despite your love/hate relationship," she said out loud, "you did have something in common: Your ferocious passion for music."

"We had you, too."

"Yeah, but—" She halted her words in mid-sentence as she realized she actually heard a man's voice. She whirled around expecting to find an intruder standing behind her, but of course, no one stood there and yet she couldn't tear her gaze away for one long moment.

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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The journal’s message… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia makes a cup of tea before she settles down to read her father's journal and find out what secrets he left behind. Remember the eerie message her father had written: "I don't fear the reaper. It's the humans with death in their eyes that scare me shitless. If you're reading this, death found me when my back was turned."

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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Once it was brewed, she headed back to the study. Seemed only appropriate to read the journal in there, where her father could have possibly sat at the desk and jotted down his thoughts on those pages she was about to read. She placed the tea on the coffee table as she sat down on the edge of the sofa. Then frowned as she stared at the journal sitting there and opened to the eerie passage her father had written. She didn't remember leaving the journal open when she placed it on the coffee table. She turned in her seat and glanced around the room as if she'd find someone in there but of course she was alone. She stared at the journal again before she finally shook her head for feeling anything other than curious. She must have left the book open. It was the only explanation she was willing to accept. She snatched it up and settled back in her seat and started reading from the first page.

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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Comfort before indulging… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Recap from last week's snippet: Cecilia found her father's journal. Should she read it or not?

Skipped a few sentences for this snippet...

***The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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She glanced at the book again as she chewed on her lower lip in thought, then murmured, "Read it and return it." There was no sense in letting her mother know she stumbled upon the book.

She placed the journal on the coffee table intent on making herself a cup of tea before she indulged in reading her father's words. She headed to the kitchen located down the hall from the study. Chefs around the world would be envious of her mother's kitchen with its large countertops and open space to maneuver. The design also included Dutch ovens, two microwaves, plenty of pots and pans to choose from, top of the line knives for chopping and slicing, and three cutting boards were an added bonus to the setup.

Her gaze traveled over the pristine stovetop and counters, making it obvious no one had taken advantage of the cooking space in quite some time. She headed to the walk-in pantry and took note of the empty shelves where can-foods, spices, and other cooking items should have been stacked. To her left though the shelves were decorated with what she craved. Her mother may not have anything in the house deemed edible, but the woman always had tea in her cupboard.

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No wonder her mother has kept her figure. lol  Love to hear your feedback.

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Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

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